History Series / Tenko

4th Sep '17 8:26:25 PM Peteman
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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Brutally averted. The guards are very competent and clashes between them and the prisoners nearly always end badly for the latter.

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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Brutally averted.Averted. The guards are very competent and clashes between them and the prisoners nearly always end badly for the latter.
15th Jul '17 1:08:36 PM nombretomado
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The series dealt with the experiences of British, Australian and Dutch women who were captured after the [[WorldWarII Fall of Singapore in February 1942, after the Japanese invasion, and held in a fictional Japanese internment camp on a Japanese-occupied island between Singapore and Australia.]] Having been separated from their husbands, herded into makeshift holding camps and largely forgotten by the British War Office, the women have to learn to cope with appalling living conditions, malnutrition, disease, violence and death.

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The series dealt with the experiences of British, Australian and Dutch women who were captured after the [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Fall of Singapore in February 1942, after the Japanese invasion, and held in a fictional Japanese internment camp on a Japanese-occupied island between Singapore and Australia.]] Having been separated from their husbands, herded into makeshift holding camps and largely forgotten by the British War Office, the women have to learn to cope with appalling living conditions, malnutrition, disease, violence and death.



* WorldWarII: The setting for the series.
22nd Mar '17 11:49:16 AM PurrElise
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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Christina, of all people, in the reunion special.]]
12th Mar '17 8:20:28 PM Fireblood
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* NoPeriodsPeriod: Played with: most of the time the women don't mention having to deal with their periods, but once or twice one of the younger prisoners will worry their periods have stopped due to malnutrition.

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* NoPeriodsPeriod: Played with: most {{Played with}}-most of the time the women don't mention having to deal with their periods, but once or twice one of the younger prisoners will worry their periods have stopped due to malnutrition.
12th Mar '17 4:23:49 PM PurrElise
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* SpecialEffectFailure: The make-up artists did their best to make the women look starved and overworked, but they all still look remarkably healthy under the paint.
12th Mar '17 4:17:02 PM PurrElise
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* SpecialEffectFailure: The make-up artists did their best to make the women look starved and overworked, but they all still look remarkably healthy under the paint.
12th Mar '17 4:13:18 PM PurrElise
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* AllWomenArePrudes: Averted. The women miss sex and intimacy keenly and [[spoiler: Maggie is ecstatic to jump into bed with a male prisoner when she and Dorothy encounter him on the road after the camps are freed.]]
12th Mar '17 4:11:00 PM PurrElise
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12th Mar '17 3:53:55 PM PurrElise
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* GoodIsNotSoft: Marion tells [[spoiler: Verna quite clearly that if she doesn't start talking, she (Marion) will let the other women tear Verna to pieces for her betrayal.]]



* RealityEnsues: Happens all the time. Think someone will survive just because they're a main character or a child? Malnutrition, disease and PublicExecution would beg to differ.



* TimeSkip: Between seasons two and three.
* WhamEpisode: The [[spoiler: last episode of season two when the Allies bomb the camp.]]




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* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: The Axis see the native resistance as terrorists while the Allies see them as freedom fighters.
12th Mar '17 3:46:45 PM PurrElise
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* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler: Sister Ulrica, Blanche and Christina both return after multi-episode absences.]]
* BusCrash: [[spoiler: Nellie and Blanche both die this way.]]


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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: A lot of the Japanese speak this way, Yamauchi in particular.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Nellie, Sister Ulrica, Blanche and Christina all leave the show at different points.]]
* ARealManIsAKiller: The Japanese guards find it shameful to be given guard duty instead of being on the front lines killing enemy soldier.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Beatrice gives an epic one to Domenica after the latter [[spoiler: lies to a reporter about their time in the camp.]]
* RedShirt: Various background women and guards die off throughout the series.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Maggie, [[spoiler: Blanche's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute.]]


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* TheSmartGuy: Beatrice is probably the most intelligent and logical member of the camp.
* SmugSnake: Miss. Hasan as part of her HateSink status.
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